GENERIC NAME: oxazepam
DISCONTINUED BRAND NAMES: Serax, Zaxopam
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
SIDE EFFECTS WARNING:
- Use of oxazepam for a prolonged period of time can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping treatment after a few months of daily use may be associated with withdrawal symptoms including a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), seizures, muscle cramps, vomiting, and sweating. In order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, the dose of oxazepam should be tapered (decreased) slowly over time.
The most common side effects associated with oxazepam treatment are
Other side effects include
- a feeling of depression,
- loss of orientation,
- sleep disturbance,
- decreased libido,
- excitement, and
- memory impairment.
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